Monthly Archives: June 2011

Facebook’s Open Compute project both friended and poked

After launching an open server and data center design in April, Facebook is prepping for version 2.0 of its hardware, and huge server buyers are playing along. Within three months, a foundation supporting the program will be created, according to Frank Frankovsky, Facebook’s director of hardware and supply chain. From Rackspace to major financial services companies, big hardware buyers are getting into Open Compute: testing the hardware and suggesting changes to help fuel its adoption.